'''''The Mercury News''''' (formerly San Jose Mercury News), often locally known as '''The Merc''', is an American daily newspaper
, published in San Jose, California
. It is published by Bay Area News Group
, a subsidiary of Digital First Media
. The Mercury News encompasses all other Bay Area newspapers owned by Media News Group, including the ''Oakland Tribune
'', ''Contra Costa Times
'', ''Marin Independent Journal
'', ''San Mateo County Times
'', ''Santa Cruz Sentinel
'', and 10 other local daily newspapers, each of which are branded as "an edition of the ''San Jose Mercury News''," which accounts for the newspaper's high circulation.
Formerly published as the ''San Jose Mercury News,'' Bay Area News Group
announced in March 2016 that the newspaper would be re-branded as ''The Mercury News'' as part of a consolidation plan.
''The Mercury News'' launched on April 5, 2016.